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EDITORS’ NOTES

No other jazz player combined showmanship with artistry as memorably as blind saxophone visionary Roland Kirk. Known for playing multiple horns at the same time without stopping for breath, Kirk plays it relatively straight to alternately joyous and melancholy effect on this moving, often hard-grooving 1968 recording with his quartet. He goes deep on "The Black and Crazy Blues", channels Duke Ellington's big band on "The Creole Love Call" and, on the title track, evokes the childhood accident that left him sightless.

EDITORS’ NOTES

No other jazz player combined showmanship with artistry as memorably as blind saxophone visionary Roland Kirk. Known for playing multiple horns at the same time without stopping for breath, Kirk plays it relatively straight to alternately joyous and melancholy effect on this moving, often hard-grooving 1968 recording with his quartet. He goes deep on "The Black and Crazy Blues", channels Duke Ellington's big band on "The Creole Love Call" and, on the title track, evokes the childhood accident that left him sightless.

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6:07
2:54
4:45
4:18
4:58
3:53
2:42
4:18
4:17
2:12

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